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I am reposting the review as my original Audible review for this book has disappeared.
In all of my reading - I have preferred reading paperback, ebook or hardcover books as opposed to audio books. I have not been impressed with audio books - the narrators' voices did not match the characters I had in mind, the inflections were off, they did not seem to get the plot. That is - until this book.
The narrator for this book is perfect. He has the deep, whiskey laden voice that is reminiscent of the old days of black and white TV Private Detective narrators. It evokes images of 'Dames, Gams, Whiskey, Martinis, smoke filled rooms, etc' and woos you into the life of a NYPD Officer instead of a Private Investigator.
The narrator's other voices are good as well. A couple of voices made me chuckle - in the best of ways.
This book (and hopefully series) is original and it is refreshing. It is not a spy book. It is not a Private Investigator book. Yet it has elements of both intertwined with the NYPD.
This book is a good peek into the life of a NYPD Detective, one of the good ones. The main character, Jake Turner, is a man, he is solid and he is not like the current psychobabble navel reflecting alpha turned beta males that are so common place in action books these days.
He is straightforward, all male, he has a brain, can think, strategize, plan and he can assess situations accurately. He is not a muscle bound oaf that requires a female to think for him. He has a good heart. Refreshing.
He is out to expose corruption and take down the corrupt even at the expense of his career.
The women are strong - USA Pioneer strong with a healthy dose of sass, wit, intelligence and humor as well. Feminine and strong.
I appreciate the end. For ONCE in a long time - unlike most books on the market today - we do not have some nefarious bad buy who got away with their deeds waiting to pop up in a future book.
It is nice to have closure - and a solid closure. One I think many will relate to.
I don't want to give the story away - so I will end this review here.
Given the landscape is in New York - I can only imagine the scenarios that can be painted for future books.
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